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Is Your Child Ready For Tomorrow?

Make It A Once-In-A-Life-Time Opportunity Is there a chore that needs doing but don’t have the time to do it and it’s not one of the kids regular household chores? Would you be willing to pay someone else to do … Continue reading

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Gift 1: “How Money Savvy Is My Child?” Quiz

Have You Taken this Quiz yet? The “How Money Savvy is My Child?” Quiz will help you with knowing where your child is currently at with regards to their financial IQ – their understanding of money. Of the 7 FREE Gifts … Continue reading

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How to Ask for Help – Sometimes You Have To Let Others Feel Good

How to Ask for Help – Sometimes You Have To Let Others Feel Good Do you like helping others? Are you one of those people that jumps at the chance to help your friends whenever they need a hand? If … Continue reading

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5 Tips To Success: Teaching Children About Money

5 Tips for Success: Teaching Children About Money So you want to teach your child about money but have no idea where to start…or maybe you don’t feel confident being their money role model? Don’t worry, you are NOT alone! … Continue reading

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The Secret to Getting Kids Excited To Actually Want to Learn About Money and How to Make Their Goals Come True!

The absolute BEST way I’ve ever found to get your child excited to actually WANT to learn about money….normally a topic most kids find tremendously boring…is to make it personal! And how do we do that? We teach them to … Continue reading

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Which Money Values Does Your Child Have?

What kind of money value does your child or teen have? Are they like most these days and just assume that money is owed to them and that they can just go out and buy the coolest, newest gadgets on … Continue reading

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How to Encourage Delayed Gratification

Nowadays kids just don’t understand the concept of “delayed” gratification. Everything is at their finger tips, available by the touch of a button. But that doesn’t really prepare them for life once they leave our protective nests. They’ll either learn … Continue reading

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Fun Money – A Great Way to Get Rid of That Entitlement Mentality!

I was walking through the grocery store the other day when I saw a little boy tugging on his father’s pant leg and overheard him saying, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, look! I want that Daddy. Can I please? Please? Please Daddy, … Continue reading

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On The Air With Kim Primatic – Raising Conscious Kids Radio!

WOW! What an honour! I’ve been invited to be a guest speaker on Kim Primatic’s Radio Show: Raising Conscious Kids! Got kids? Teach Kids? Love kids? Kim does too! She believes that raising our kids is the most challenging job … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Reasons Why Kids Should Learn about Budgeting

It’s been a while since I’ve created a new post. I’ve been very busy working away on some amazing new material to help you with teaching your children and teens about money…. more on that later…. 😉 Today let me … Continue reading

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Successful Kids Revolution REPLAY!!! :)

  Parents and Teachers – Tune in to Successful Kids Revolution NOW for the top Personal Development, Parenting, Health and Education tools for you and your family!  Replays, Special Offers, Exclusive Free Coaching Calls and More! Get Powerful Tools and … Continue reading

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The Successful Kids Revolution Starts NOW! Check it out…

“Isn’t it time to help our kids?”  Successful Kids Revolution 25 Experts/25 Days Starting January 20th you’ll learn firsthand from experts like Christy Whitman, Larry and Oksana Ostrovsky, Dr. Margaret Paul, Shelly Lefkoe, Natalie Ledwell, Tori Hartman, Karen Curry, Izzy Kalman, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: You Won’t Believe It! Look at How Much it May Cost You to Send Your Child to College! YIKES!!!

Maxine sent me this incredible infographic and I absolutely wanted to share it with you. It’s absolutely astounding! Take a look and see just exactly how much it is going to cost you to put your child through college! YIKES! … Continue reading

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Please Help – Which Image Do You Like Best?

Hi Everyone, I need your help. I’m about to launch my brandnew course “Teaching Children About Money 2.0” (TCAM 2.0) and I don’t know which image I should use. Which one do you like the best and why? The course … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Shopping for Presents: Showing the Kids How to Make the Most of It

Allison has sent us a fabulous guest post with some great gift shopping ideas and suggestions for the Seasons Holidays. Thank-you Allison for a great article. Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) ============================================================ Shopping for Presents: Showing the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Using the Sims to Demonstrate Finances

I’ve always believed that playing games it the next best thing to living the experience yourself so when Paul asked to write a post for our blog about using a fun video game to teach children about money, I jumped … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How To Teach Financial Responsibility Without Giving An Allowance

Today I have a fantastic guest post for you sent in by Kimberley Laws. I always enjoy reading different opinions on whether or not to give an allowance and if not, then alternative ways to teach your child about financial … Continue reading

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The Best Gift EVER!!! Barbara Lewis’ TripleGift Cards!!! You’ve Got to See These…

Hi Everyone, Oh my goodness, I’m soooo excited to share this with you! My kids loved these TripleGift cards so much that they wanted to make this video to show them off to you. Enjoy the video and then make … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How Selling Night-crawlers During the Summer Can Help Teaching Children About Money

Absolutely LOVE this guest post that was sent in by Madoline. Learn about money with night crawlers! The kids will just love this idea! Enjoy! Make sure you send me your own articles for me to post on your behalf to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 3 Great Fantasy Stock Trading Games for Kids

Here is another great guest post. This one introduces stock trading games to help your children learn the basics of how to invest in stocks. An interesting read. Hope you enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) P.S. Don’t forget to choose … Continue reading

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Teaching Children About Money – Tip #01 – Goal Setting for Kids

Getting closer to launching TCAM 2.0!!! Sooooo excited! 😀 Here’s a little snippet of what’s in store for you, enjoy! 😀 What did you find most helpful in this video and what else would you like to learn to help … Continue reading

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OMG!!! Take a look at this Costco Connections Magazine article….

WOW!!! How honoured do I feel? I’ll tell you, I feel absolutely thrilled!   What an incredible honour to be featured not only in one Costco Connections Magazine but in two! In July I was featured in the Canadian Costco … Continue reading

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Some Great Money Games for Younger Kids!

I was just emailed a recommendation request by one of my valued members. Her child is only 5 years old and she was looking to get a fun game to teach her child about money but most of the games … Continue reading

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Happy Animal Day – A Special FREE GIFT For Your Child!

Happy Animal Day to you! Last year my daughter, Xanthe, came up with the idea to create a book about how we handled the loss of our dog, and to help us always keep our memories of her alive forever … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 4 Ways to Cultivate your Teen’s Interest in Economics and Finance

This week we are blessed with another special Guest Post on ways to help cultivate your teen’s interest in money and creating their own financial success. Although I have a few different view points from Maria on how to encourage … Continue reading

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Get “Mr. Pompety Pomptom and the Power of Leverage” FREE Today and Tomorrow ONLY!

Great NEWS! ;o) From noon today (EST) until tomorrow midnight, ONLY, you can grab a FREE copy of “Mr. Pompety Pompton and the Power of Leverage“ from my brand new “Wealth Mentality” book series! The purpose behind these humourous and … Continue reading

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So Exciting – You Get To Choose!

          After almost two years of hard work I have finally completed a book series for ‘tweens (kids ages 8-13) called “The Wealth Mentality Stories” together with my co-author, Lisa Strømme, to teach them about money using a very … Continue reading

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A Great Lesson

A few months ago we, as a family, created a book about the loss of our dog. “Remembering Candy” has been on Amazon for a few months now and it is doing great. We have also recently published our book … Continue reading

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January – Financial Wellness Month

What exactly is “financial wellness?” Simply stated, it is an intricate balance of the mental, spiritual and physical aspects of money. This unique combination is an ideal to strive towards in dealing with money. Financial wellness is having an understanding … Continue reading

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Teach Kids Finance Lessons

Teach kids finance lessons. Why is this important to do? How can we as parents teach our kids finance lessons? There’s an old proverb that says “when you don’t know where to begin, start at the beginning.” Let’s first begin … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Kids’ Finance

Here is another fun resource I found for you and your kids. It is geared towards the American financial history and the American monetary system. Still, even if you are not from the US, this is very interesting stuff. “Kids’ … Continue reading

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August – What Will Your Legacy Be Month

August is “What Will Your Legacy Be” Month. What does “legacy” mean? This is “what someone or something is remembered for, or what they have left behind that is remembered and revered.” During What Will Your Legacy Be Month, time … Continue reading

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National Financial Freedom Week – July 1 thru 7

July is Freedom Month. July 1 thru 7 is National Financial Freedom Week. We all want our kids to take the financial path to success. One of our primary purposes in life is to nurture and guide our kids to … Continue reading

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There Are Lots of Money Making Ideas For Kids

There are lots of money making ideas for kids.  No matter what age your kids are, they can earn their own money. Not real young kids, of course. Enjoy your precious children until at least the age of 6. After … Continue reading

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What Is Your Kids Financial Intelligence Quotient?

What is your kids financial intelligence quotient? Now, now, take a deep breath! ;o) All I’m asking is what is your kids financial IQ? It’s important for us, as parents, to know what our kids financial IQ is because without … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Three Fairy Tales That Can Teach Your Children the Value of Money

I have another goodie for you! Alvina Lopez has written a beautiful post for us on how fairy tales can teach us the value of money! Great job Alvina! Enjoy! Cheers…Amanda…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) ============================================================= Three Fairy Tales That Can … Continue reading

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Kids and Money Challenge Our Desire to be Good Parents!

The concept of kids and money can be a challenging one. My friend, Martyne, had her son late in life. She was 41when Stephen was born. She had waited a long time to become a mother. She only wanted a … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Escape From Knab

This already the sixth post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, there are lots more to come! Enjoy everyone! “Escape From Knab, The Adventure” is the … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – SmartStart for Kids

Here is yet another post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! The SmartStart for Kids money online game (found on The Canadian Imperial Bank … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Kids Bank

Here is another post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I  will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! KidsBank.com money online game is brought to you by Sovereign Bank. The fundamentals of … Continue reading

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Kids Saving Money? Really?

I have a very dear friend, Martyne, whose husband, Anthony, doesn’t mind going to the bank as long as he is withdrawing money. Anthony loves to take money out of the bank. He doesn’t think it’s so important putting money … Continue reading

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Allowance Secrets, to give or not to give? on Amazon

Just to let you know that I am really starting to like publishing on Amazon. I have published yet another book, “Allowance Secrets, to give or not to give?” on Amazon in Kindle format. This book is also available on … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – The Mint

This is the third post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. I will keep them coming for you, Enjoy everyone! TheMint.org money online game shows kids and teens how to think about money … Continue reading

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The CleverDough Challenge is now available on Amazon

Last week I had a short blog post on my “50 Money Making Ideas for Kids and Teens” which is available on Amazon. Today, I am letting you know that I have published another book on Amazon. “The CleverDough Challenge” … Continue reading

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Creating A Healthy Wealth Mentality In Our Kids And Teens

There is a familiar proverb “money doesn’t grow on trees.” We smile to ourselves when we think of this quote. Well, actual dollar bills don’t grow on trees but does money really not grow on trees? Is this not a … Continue reading

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Money games for kids – Money Instructor

This is the second post about fun resources and games for kids to help with their financial education. There are many more to come, Enjoy everyone! The Money Instructor online money game is chockfull of information on kids money, has … Continue reading

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“The 6 Magical Piggy Banks” Cartoon for Kids…

Like the video? Let your Facebook friends know about it so we can empower more kids. Simply click on the ‘LIKE’ button, here on the right. Thanks, You’re so awesome! ;o) => Click here to learn more about how you can teach … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Easy and Fun Ways to Teach your Kids about Saving Money and Conserving Energy

Hi, here’s another great guest post for you. In this special post Mariana Ashley shares some great tips for how we can teach our children about money while at the same time teach them about energy conservation. I know you … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “The Earlier the Better” by Kate Willson

Here’s another great guest post for you by Kate Willson, thanks Kate for sharing your thoughts with us. Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik…Excited Life Enthusiast! ;o) =============================================================== Teaching Your Child about Money: The Earlier the Better Teaching children about money is … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Savings Bonds Remain a Traditional Gift for Children and are Now Online

I’ve had many parents ask me “what about bonds? Will they help my kids?” We do not personally use this strategy for our own children and therefore I did not feel I would be the right person to answer your … Continue reading

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***The “Name That Teen $ Workshop” CONTEST*** WIN A FREE Copy Of The Workshop For Your Teen!

COMPETITION DETAILS: I did a workshop for teens where I taught them about how to make their money work hard for them! At the time I needed a quick title for the workshop and I was inspired by my good friend, Patti Handy, … Continue reading

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It was a lovely day today! Here’s a cool tip for your child…

Today’s Money-Savvy Child Tip: Summer is coming nearer and garage sales are starting to pop up all over the place! Now’s the time to start your own kid business. Here’s how: – decide what your garage sale business will be: … Continue reading

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I hope you had as wonderful an Easter weekend as I did. ;o)

I’m not sure if you celebrate Easter or not, but regardless, I sincerely hope you had as great a weekend as I just did with my family. First the Easter Bunny set up a fun treasure hunt in our house … Continue reading

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Pre-Made MindMovies for Kids and Teens

Welcome to Your Pre-Made MindMovies for Kids and Teens Post. I sincerely hope you will enjoy these FREE pre-made mindmovies I have created for your child. Increase your children’s self-esteem and watch them become very loving, happy, optimistic, appreciative, gracious, … Continue reading

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Sneak peek at my newest fictional financial book for ‘tweens…

“PREFACE One perfectly normal sunny day in the perfectly normal, quiet little town of Cleverville, while cars shuffled down the main street and perfectly normal people hurried to and from their perfectly normal jobs, a very wealthy stranger flew into … Continue reading

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What to DO in These Financial Times of Crisis?

Don’t forget your children. Times of financial crisis are times of incredible opportunity to teach your children never become a victim to financial crisis. What better way to role model financial success for our kids than to teach by showing? … Continue reading

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End Of An Experiment

“I was chuckling yesterday – it’s so nice when your kids come to a conclusion all on their own, a conclusion you have been waiting for them to reach. “The back-story to this one is this. A couple of years … Continue reading

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Why Business For Kids?

Dear Fellow Parents, Today I am honoured with sharing with you a special blog post written by my good friend, Jenny Ford. She is the owner of Cash-Smart-Kids and has three young entrepreneurial girls of her own, all with their … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Learn is to TEACH!

I’ve had a lot of parents tell me, “I’m not very good financially, how can I teach my child to be smart with their money if I’m not very smart with mine?” This is a GREAT question! Have you ever … Continue reading

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"Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!"

Does this saying sound familiar to you? I bet you are probably one of many who heard this often growing up, right? If not, you were lucky. Let’s turn a new leaf and start raising our own children a little … Continue reading

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The Insider’s Secret’s to Raising a Future Millionaire

Hello Parents of Future Millionaires! I am so excited! My ebook, “The Insider’s Secrets to Raising a Future Millionaire” has been a huge hit! It is so heartening to know that the information, tools and resources that I have put … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Teach Kids That Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees

“(Especially Right Now!) With inflation on the rise (gas prices, grocery bills, health insurance premiums, etc.) and many companies being more conservative, more American families are feeling squeezed. So if you’re feeling guilty because you can’t buy your child that … Continue reading

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How Can You Avoid Spoiling Your Kids?

Is your kid a spoiled brat? “Instead of an iPod nano, give your kids the tools they need to be financially independent adults. October 6, 2005: 11:33 AM EDT By Jessica Seid, CNN/Money staff writer NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – Last … Continue reading

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Launch of My Kids and Money eBook!!!

Hello Parents and Friends, I am very excited and pleased to let you know our “Insider’s Secrets to Raising a Future Millionaire” eBook is finished. It has taken a lot of effort and time (I was still working on it … Continue reading

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Young Investor Teaching Money Resources

Young Investor: “SHARING YOUR MONEY WITH OTHERS You already know three things that you can do with your money – spend it, save it or invest it. But you also have another choice: You can give it to groups that … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids The Importance Of Saving

“Teaching Your Kids The Importance Of Saving It is my opinion that, as parents, we have an obligation to teach our kids about saving and financial matters in general. I believe that teaching our kids about saving and financial matters … Continue reading

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Why Should We Teach Our Kids About Money?

“Why should we teach our kids about money? Some people say, “Timmy’s so young. I want him to enjoy being happy and innocent. Money is a worry for grown-ups, not kids.” I say, “We’re raising a whole generation with ‘sucker’ … Continue reading

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Talking to your kids about money

Talking to your kids about money – Retirement Gordon Powers – Sympatico / MSN Finance: “Talking to your kids about money education starts at home – and a child’s financial education should start with someone that cares for them the … Continue reading

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So What About Allowances?

CatastropheWaitress Hello Friends, I have been asked again and again about allowances. The questions are numerous but the main ones are: “Should I give my child an allowance?” “How much should I give my child as an allowance?” “When should … Continue reading

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ABC News: Teach Your Child How to Handle Money

Why Parents Don’t Talk to Their Kids About Money I just found this article on ABC news and wanted to share it with all of you. I think it really hits home with a lot of us parents and really … Continue reading

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